Poor desktop responsiveness
chris at tylers.info
Tue Jun 23 01:00:42 UTC 2009
On Mon, 2009-06-22 at 13:21 -0700, Michael Eager wrote:
> Hi --
> I'm running Fedora 10 with KDE on a quad-core Intel system
> (@ 2.4 Ghz), with 6Gb RAM. I generally run Firefox with several
> open windows and/or tabs, as well as Adobe acroread, and I'll
> have a number of terminal windows open. Zero swap is used
> and cpu load is nowhere close to 100%.
> Frequently, when I switch windows, there is a significant
> delay in re-drawing the window and streaming audio stops
> for a few seconds.
> Is there anything that I can do to improve performance in
> switching windows?
If your X driver supports it, you might find it useful to turn on
Desktop Effects (compositing). In Gnome, that's
Also, which video chipset and driver are you using?
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